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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

  • Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower
  • Two USB 3.0 connectors
  • One Firewire connector
  • 3.5" headphone and microphone connector Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
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Want even more outrageous cooling flexibility? Step up to the 500R. It adds a 200mm fan mounted on the side panel’s mesh screen for extra GPU cooling, a multi-channel fan controller, and removable and relocateable hard drive cages. The ability to move and remove hard drive cages not only improves airflow — it also allows you to install graphics cards of up to 452mm in length.

There’s room for eight PCI-E cards for multi-GPU setups, and even room for a full 240mm radiator for compatibility with the Hydro Series H100 Liquid CPU Cooler and modular watercooling systems. Superior airflow is a requirement for high-performance components that will be regularly pushed to their limits, so the 500R has ten fan mounting points for cooling flexibility. Three 120mm fans (two in the front, and one in the rear) and one 200mm side fan are included, so you’re ready to start building right out of the box.

  • newegg Superior Cooling Performance Airflow is a breeze with the Carbide Series. Two front-panel intake fans, one rear exhaust fan, and one 200mm side fan are included, and there are a total of ten mounting points (four 120mm, six 120mm/140mm).
  • newegg Built for Builders High-performance gaming systems need lots of room to work with. With eight expansion slots and up to 452mm in length by removing one of the two hard drive cages (316mm if the cage in place), the Carbide 500R has room for triple-GPU installations for high end system buildup.
  • newegg Future-ready Support for USB 3.0 and 2.5” SSDs is built-in. Two USB 3.0 connectors are provided on the front panel and connect directly to motherboards with compatible USB 3.0 headers. Integrated SSD support lets you install 2.5” solid-state drives in any of the hard drive bays, without having to deal with adapters.
  • newegg Multi-channel Fan Controller The multi-channel fan controller allows you to control speed of the fan to regulate the internal temperature and noise level.
  • newegg Easy Access Thumb screws on the side panels, removable hard drive cages, tool-free drive installation and easy-access backplate cutout mean that you’ll spend less quality time with your screwdriver, and the integrated dust filters can be quickly removed for easy maintenance.
  • newegg Looking good, Inside and Out. The beauty on the inside goes beyond the black-painted interior. Corsair’s innovative cable management system provides a straightforward way to route cables behind the motherboard, not across it where it can interfere with airflow and give your system a cluttered look. And since looks are an important part of any build, you’ll appreciate the ability to turn the front panel fan white LEDs on or off with the push of a button.

Learn more about the Corsair 500R


Carbide Series


ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces
With Power Supply
ATX (not included)
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window


External 5.25" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6 x 3.5" hard drive bays with 2.5" compatibility
Expansion Slots

Front Ports

Front Ports
Two USB 3.0 connectors
One Firewire connector
3.5" headphone and microphone connector

Cooling System

120mm Fans
2 x front-mounted 120mm fans
1 x rear 120mm fan
200mm Fans
1 x 200mm side panel fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

20.5" x 8.1" x 20"
16.6 lbs


Keep your system cool with up to 10 fan mount locations (four 120mm, six 120mm/140mm)

Removable hard drive cages for optimum GPU airflow and to accommodate GPUs up to 452mm in length.

Mesh side panel can accommodate two 120mm or 140mm fans, or included 200mm fan for outrageous cooling potential.

Built-in multi-channel fan controller for optimal cooling adjustability.

Easily accessible dust filters keep the cool air flowing over your valuable components.

Built-in compatibility for SSDs in the six hard drive bays gives you the flexibility you need.

Captive thumbscrews make it easy to remove your side panels without losing the screws.

Install or upgrade your CPU heatsink quickly with the easy-access backplate cutout.

Optimize airflow and keep your system neat and tidy using the intelligent cable management system.

Front panel includes USB 3.0, Headphone, Mic, multi-channel fan controller, and an LED on/off switch.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Michael S.
  • 4/14/2014 12:28:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case! Functionality and versatility!!!

Pros: -Solid, great design and color scheme, quality materials.

- Multiple fan options/configurations/locations, quality OEM fans, white LED lighting looks nice.

- Dedicated area up top, and designed specifically for clean installation of cooler radiator and fans with quick easy access. Or fans can simply be installed if you don't watercool.

- Case is very versatile, with multiple tool-less HDD bays, removable/configurable HDD bay cages to allow for better air flow and room for a ridiculously long GPU... Tool-less 5.25" (optical drive and such) bays.

- Design allows for neat, versatile wire management and provides a clean appearance/functionality.

- Front panel with 2x USB 3.0, Firewire, headphone + microphone, and OEM fan and lighting controller.

- Lots of space internally for PSU, multiple GPU (SLI or Crossfire) and other components.

- ATX and MicroATX capable.

Cons: - Location of front panel Reset button being underneath fan and lighting controls.

- OEM front and bottom fan filters can be difficult to access when the computer is in it's operating location. For example, on the floor, in a cabinet or such.

Other Thoughts: A great looking, AND great functioning case well worth the cost with lots of functionality and versatility.

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  • Hristo D.
  • 4/13/2014 4:50:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is an amazing case, spacious, great design, high quality materials. Would recommend it to anyone.

Cons: none

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  • marco m.
  • 4/4/2014 10:50:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding and Durable Quality

Pros: Excellent steel construction, USB 3.0, HD Audio, and LED/Fan controls on front IO panel, and expanded side chassis covers were the first qualities that struck me. Opening the case I discovered plenty of room for the largest Noctua air cooler, a bottom mounted 140mm fan next to a 750w PSU, and room for an additional GPU in the future without worrying about interrupting the bottom fan flow. Airflow in this case is intuitive and easy to optimize with mounting holes for 120mm and 140mm in most of the fan slots (front and drive cage fans excluded). Cable management is made easy with plenty of included ties and mounting/routing locations through out the case. All the PCI slot covers are vented, as well.

Cons: The fan controller indeed connect up to three fans, but the three fans must be Corsair fans with PROPRIETARY connections unique to the case. 3-pin fans are not compatible with the case's fan controller. A side dust screen is not included for the massive 200mm fan so some attention should be given to abating dust. (I ordered a custom DEMCI filter and removed the top fan filter mesh in the meantime)

Other Thoughts: I was considering a C70 Vengeance case before deciding on this model that is decidedly sleeker and subdued 500R. It definitely doesn't evoke the rugged feel of the C70 but such a theme may not be wanted in some settings.

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  • James A.
  • 4/4/2014 8:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case, Very Poor Documentation

Pros: Nice Case, Plenty of room. I'd hate to see a full tower if this is a mid. This thing is BIG.

Very Nice design, cool LED's (Front Switch Controls these, and front fan speed)

Cons: The documentation is pathetic. I broke the protrusion that holds the top of the case on because I could not figure out how to remove the top. It was a cheap little plastic nub, so it probably would have eventually failed anyway. I think it is one of those push in to pop out things, but you cant use plastic for this purpose. They did, and it's now broken at one week old. Like a little brass bulb would have broke their bank. The additional fan recommended by New-egg did not actually fit the case correctly, but I made it work with zip ties.

Cases used to come with power supplies, and cost about 50 bucks. Now they come with Zilch, and they are a a hundred bucks or more for something different. Go Figure.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/3/2014 11:05:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Great, great, great case! Beautiful design, not too big for a mid case. I've seen other corsiar cases that are mids and this one is the smallest out of all. But! It can hold the largest graphics card on the market and then some! Buttons on front are very convenient (fan control is amazing).

Cons: No cons really. Only thing I could possibly think of is that you can't turn off the fan with the fan control.. Just 3 different settings of on. It's as loud as a small desk fan on low so no probs (shouldn't leave it on overnight anyway, bad for systems).

Other Thoughts: Comes with cool metal sticker to put on case! Side panels come with thumb screws that aren't removable, so no chance of losing them!

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  • Joseph D.
  • 3/31/2014 1:29:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Case

Pros: - Inside has plenty of room great for cable management
- Awesome drive bay
- Comes with a few fans that work great
- Dust filters!
- Screams Quality

Cons: - I wish it was free

Other Thoughts: Love this case, it is pretty big though, so be warned if you are expecting it too be mid sized.

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  • Jeff b.
  • 3/28/2014 10:38:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspretty

Pros: Case nice to look at. Lights are not too bright which is good. Fits everything I needed to, asus 280x card, which is long. Fit it no problem. Cable management was easy,

Cons: I have one. Not worth an egg. But the side fan doenst come with a long plug, so an 3 pin extension is recommended.

Other Thoughts: Still cant get the fan controller to work, but that's because I don't understand where it plugs in just yet.

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  • Patrick B.
  • 3/17/2014 12:28:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair Carbide Series 500R Case

Pros: All I can say is what a great case this is! I bought it for my sons PC .. I personally have a cooler master full tower .. but after seeing the Corsair in person, I truly wish i had this case instead of my full tower ... plenty of room for everything - cable management is great . I have nothing negative to write - The fans that come with the case are great ... plenty of air flow

Cons: None

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  • ben b.
  • 3/14/2014 6:02:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery disappointed by quality oversight

Pros: -Looks nice
-Allows for excellent cord management and air flow

Cons: Straight out of the box I noticed the case wobbling severely...I flipped it over to see that one of the rubber footpads on the back side was missing! I understand when that sometimes components arrive dead on arrival despite a manufacturer's best efforts, but something like a missing foot pad is completely avoidable and just shows complete lack of attention to detail -- especially from a respected brand like Corsair. The problem is especially annoying because Im not going to delay building my new PC that I've been waiting for over a footpad, but yet I can't describe how much it irks me that my brand new computer that I've shelled over a thousand for is imperfect before I even turn it on for the first time. Instead of enjoying the asthetics, I have to prop it up with a couple of pieces of spam mail.

Given my previous positive experience with corsair PSU's, I had no doubt that I would enjoy this case, especially since a friend recommended it specifically. I'm not sure I will be patronizing Corsair again after this completely lazy and annoying mistake.

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  • Martin F.
  • 3/14/2014 5:15:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBeware combo packages

Pros: The case is great. It was the whole reason I bough the combo.

Cons: Case doesn't fit the included motherboard from the combo. There's no place to warn people away from purchasing this combo so here I am. The combo number is 1585066

This case supports ATX and m ATX form factors. The motherboard is an XL ATX style.

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